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Sustainability

Small is Beautiful

By | DFL Philosophy, Sustainability | 2 Comments

Reading Shawn’s post about Natural Capitalism, recalled to me where I first met the ideas that he and I have discussed at length, among them the bad accounting that lies at the heart of the current crisis of capitalism. A crisis that we both believe did not have to be, and certainly not to be as bad. We will talk more of accounting and systems of survival, of how growth in debt requires that we pursue infinite growth on a finite planet (and even through the universe [and, yes, the answer of cornucopians]). Oh, tales of energy and entropy will we…

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Unsustainability Stems From Bad Accounting

By | Sustainability, Uncategorized, Vlog Posts | No Comments

One of my top 3 most inspiring books of all time is: Natural Capitalism, by Paul Hawken. This book played a huge role in the development of the Designed For Life philosophy, as well as in shaping my own life and behaviors. It is the subject if my most recent CEO blog post for #TextbookTuesday, where I discuss the content of whatever I’m reading at the time. Natural Capitalism is the kind of book that leaves the reader forever changed. This book is not just a bleeding-heart pleading with society to live better. It is both a rigorous empirical study…

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Buy Less, Buy Better

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Recycle. Compost. Separate our trash. Buy local. Buy organic. Use public transit. Go solar. Go diesel. Go electric. Go chemical free. Use motion-switched lighting. Don’t use lighting. Shop vintage. Re-use. Re-purpose. Grow your own. Eat no beef. Just don’t eat…. There are myriad ways that we should all live better. Its exhausting. But we are believers, so we fight the fight. This week’s “Sustainable Saturday” Get Off the Couch vlog post shares one key way that we can quite easily live a bit more sustainably: Buy less, and buy better. While there are lots of ways to interpret “buy better,”…

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We’re Committed–Its Written on Our Walls

By | DFL Philosophy, On Lovesac, Retail & Marketing, Sustainability, Vlog Posts | No Comments

My latest VLOG post takes us to Detroit, Michigan, where at our newest store opening I get the chance to walk you through the concepts behind the new Lovesac tech-enabled showroom design, as well as an explanation of Designed For Life as it pertains to our furniture. Thank you to Prophet Design, NYC for their help designing our new digs. The showroom walk-through begins at 5’17”. The second most exciting thing about these new Lovesac tech-enabled showrooms is the use of wireless and digital technology throughout. The most exciting technology is of course Sactionals. Our two key proprietary technologies:  Geometric Modularity and Segmented…

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